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Students Bring Beauty and Comfort to the Ronald McDonald House

Recently six Art Academy students were paired with six Master Artists to create a permanent outdoor exhibition designed to bring beauty, love and comfort to the families and children of the Greater Cincinnati’s Ronald McDonald House.

The Heart Fence Project is an outdoor installation inspired by the Ronald McDonald House’s heart-shaped logo. Artists were asked to reflect on themes of love, hope, family, home and health while composing their works of art—topics that are rooted in the culture of the Ronald McDonald House. These dynamic works of art were installed this past summer to the interior fence, surrounding the playground, thereby encircling critically ill children and their families with these powerful, uplifting messages.

This project celebrates the long-standing tradition of apprentices from the Art Academy working with professional artists to create a public work of art. It also engages several different partners working together to produce this unique and colorful playground for the children and families living at Ronald McDonald House.

We would like to thank our primary partner Kip Eagan—local curator and public art enthusiast for this opportunity, ArtsWave for the grant making it possible and the great people of the Ronald McDonald House.

 

 

 

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Gary Gaffney Organizies Series on Contempory Art

For the second year in a row, Professor Gary Gaffney will be organizing a series on contemporary art at the Mary L. Schiff Library of the Cincinnati Art Museum. The series will take place will take place during the Museum’s Art After Dark program.

The first event of the series, Contemporary Art in 10 Images will be Friday, August 29th, from 7-8 pm at the Library with Professor Gaffney presenting. This is event is free and open to the public.

Events to follow:
November 21, 2014: Contemporary Art and Visual Culture
Final Friday of February, 2015: Design on the Edge
Final Friday of April, 2015: Making Judgements

Evan Halter

Lumps and Lines, Final Friday Reception

Recent Works by Evan Halter and Alicia Little
Winners of the Art Academy of Cincinnati’s
2013 Stephen H. Wilder Traveling Scholarship

Exhibition Dates:
August 29 – September 19, 2014
Opening Reception:
Final FridayAugust 29, 2014, 5:00 – 8:00 pm
Gallery Hours:
Monday – Friday: 9:00 am – 9:00 pm
Saturday and Sunday: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Faculty Jimmy Baker in State of the Art at Crystal Bridges Museum

Bentonville, Arkansas – On November 11, 2013, the second anniversary of the museum’s opening, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art announced a major new initiative to discover and exhibit recently created artwork from across the United States. As part of the initiative, museum president Don Bacigalupi and assistant curator Chad Alligood traveled to all regions of the country to visit nearly 1,000 artists in studios and conduct hundreds of hours of one-on-one conversations. Now, planning and research is complete and the museum has selected 102 artists for the resulting exhibition, State of the Art: Discovering American Art Nowdebuting at Crystal Bridges on September 13.

Baker will have a series of eight recent paintings included in the exhibition.

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Community Education Has a New Satellite Location

We are excited to announce our recent partnership with The Sharonville Fine Arts Center! The Art Academy of Cincinnati, Community Education Department will be teaming up with the center to offer classes for children, teens and adults.  Classes at this location will be starting fall 2014. Look for our fall brochure that will be out in August for class offerings.

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